Regional Round-up Podcast: Troubled Sri Lanka asks IMF for financial support

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) to consider providing quick financial assistance to debt-burdened Sri Lanka following representations by India, reported on April 19. PHOTO: AFP

Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia's top news developments in this weekly podcast.

Dr. Oh Ei Sun, senior fellow at Singapore Institute of International Affairs, stands in for The Straits Times' regional correspondent Leslie Lopez who is on leave, and he chats with Money FM 89.3's Elliot Danker.

In this week's episode, we discuss the latest news of troubled Sri Lanka making a request to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) support to mitigate supply chain issues.

Taiwan records a spike in Covid-19 cases recently and the Indonesian government's latest survey reveals that almost all Indonesians have developed antibodies against Covid-19.

Produced by: Leslie Lopez (ljlopez@sph.com.sg) & Money FM's Breakfast Huddle team

Edited by: Nadhirah Kamarudin & Penelope Lee

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